Jeff Tyler is a reporter for Marketplace’s Los Angeles bureau and reports on issues related to immigration and Latin America. Tyler began his career at Marketplace producing and editing stories and in 2000 his desire to report allowed him to move to the other side of the microphone becoming a foreign correspondent for the program. Tyler admits that working for Marketplace has given him a crash course in world economics. His work has taken him from Argentina and Brazil to Indonesia and Pakistan. A California native, Tyler is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley. After college, he worked for a travel guide company, writing a guide for Honduras and editing a travel guide for Mexico.

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Features by Jeff Tyler

Truckers in Long Beach

Long road for short-haul truckers

Some short-haul truckers say they're being cheated out of money by being misclassified as an independent contractors.
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Chancellor Merkel goes to Washington

German Chancellor Angela Merkel will talk sanctions with President Obama.
Posted In: Merkel, ukraine, sanctions
Northwestern Wildcats line up

Are hours of football practice a job?

Northwestern football players are scheduled to vote on whether they want to be represented by a union.
Posted In: NCAA, Kain Colter

IRS employees who don't pay their own taxes

Thousands of IRS workers got rewards despite being disciplined for misconduct.
JP Morgan Chase financial building

A weaker earnings season for banks

Big banks profits are not expected to be as strong as they have been.
Posted In: Banks, Wells Fargo

Investors hunger for GrubHub

The online food-delivery service expects strong interest in their IPO
Posted In: Grubhub, IPO, Seamless
Yelp headquarters in New York City

What to do when an online review isn't true

A business owner in Virginia sues Yelp to reveal the identity of negative reviewers.

Are billboards effective advertising?

Billboard companies are turning a profit despite the challenge of measuring the effectiveness of the advertisements to influence consumers.
Posted In: billboards, CBS Outdoors, advertising

Bridging the language barrier at movies

myLINGO allows moviegoers to download film soundtracks in another language
Posted In: movies, Latinos

Exchanging currency in Venezuela is a nightmare

A new exchange system could bring the currency rate closer to the black market.
Posted In: venezuela, currency, bolivar

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